5 Essential Tips Amazon Kindle Owners Should Know

Save battery life.

Since the eInk display doesn’t use a lot of juice, your Kindle can last for days on a charge. Still, there are times when the battery may drain quickly, usually due to the wireless radio. If you’re in an area where the integrated 3G technology can’t find a signal—on an airplane, or in an area with low or non-existent 3G coverage—the radio will constantly search for one, thus draining the battery much faster. To turn wireless off, press Menu > Wireless Off. Or you can turn the Kindle completely off by holding the power slide to the right for about five seconds until the screen goes blank.

Essential Kindle Tips

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  1. David (laptop bags) Says:

    After all the hype about the iPad it’s good that the Kindle is getting some publicity for being a sensibly priced ebook reader. Thanks for the tips on getting the most out of it.

  2. bogdan Says:

    Where exactly are you showing us how to buy books from stores other than Amazon???
    I’m really wanna know!

  3. Von Says:

    I agree. I’m glad Laptop is acknowledging Kindle users. As an ebook, it’s a good product.

  4. jen202 Says:

    you can now convert your kindle clippings into Microsoft Word, Excel and PDF files.

    This website is for free, and it’s called http://www.clippingsconverter.com

    i really love it, because it converts your clippings into a very organized and read-able format – good for students like myself.

  5. MY-Lene Says:

    I also use clippingsconverter.com to organize my kindle clippings, and just to add up to jen202’s post, it is also possible to upload your clippings to evernote using that site. I think this is also something that Amazon kindle owners should know. :)

  6. Ashley Says:

    What if Alt-G doesn’t work to get rid of burn in!

  7. Paula Christy Says:

    Have tried steps given to restart battery without success. It has not been used for some time. Does this mean I will need a new battery?

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